2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 -6 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon sugar


1 Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
2 Stir in milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 eggs, salt, margarine or butter, and 3 cups of flour.
3 Beat until smooth.
4 Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
5 Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic – about 5 minutes.
6 Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until it is double in size – about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
7 Punch down dough and divide in half.
8 Shape each half into a round slightly flat loaf.
9 Place each loaf into a well greased round 9″ x 1 1/2″ pan.
10 Cover and let rise until double (a/b an hour).
11 Heat oven to 350°F.
12 Beat 1 egg and brush over tops of loaves.
13 Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
14 Bake until loaves are golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.

Tags : Pao DocePortuguese Sweet Bread
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